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Posted on: May 9, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Honoring the fallen during Police Week - May 9-15, 2021


-police-memorial654In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

About the lions:  Each of the four pathway entrances to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial walls is adorned with a powerful grouping of an adult lion protecting its cubs. Sculpted by Raymond Kaskey, the statues symbolize the protective role of law enforcement officers and convey the strength, courage and valor that are the hallmarks of those who serve. Each adult lion figure weighs approximately 2,500 pounds. #nationalpoliceweek #honoringthefallen

As of May 10, 2021 at 2:30 pm, The Officer Down Memorial Page reports:


Police K9 Deaths: 


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